8:36 am
Tue February 4, 2014

Kansas DCF Creates Temporary Program To Help Those Who Rely On Propane For Heat

The Kansas Department for Children and Families--or DCF--has created a new, temporary program to help people who rely on propane for home heating.

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10:27 am
Fri January 31, 2014

The KCC Temporarily Waives Barrel Fee During National Propane Shortage

The Kansas Corporation Commission is temporarily waiving its fee on excess propane storage.

The KCC wants to encourage shippers to send more propane into the state, so it's suspending the 7.5-cents-per barrel fee through February.

About 83,000 Kansas homes use propane for heat.

Its price spiked earlier this week at more than $4 per gallon.

Yesterday, Governor Brownback announced he was directing the state to help poor families relying on propane for home heating. He's also temporarily eased trucking regulations to help shippers.

10:12 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Brownback Tries To Help Families And Businesses During National Propane Shortage

Governor Sam Brownback wants to help families that use propane for home heating, in light of the national propane shortage.

Industry and state officials say bitter cold, supply line problems, and high propane demands for grain drying have led to the shortage.

Governor Brownback has eased trucking regulations on propane.

Brownback has also asked Department for Children and Families to give priority to propane users in a state program that assists poor families with utility costs.

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